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Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company

2418 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1845
+1 202-333-2558
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brisket” (21 reviews)
“corn pudding” (7 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
2418 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1845
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Absolutely loved this place, semi industrial feel to it, amazing ribs, both pork and beef. Nice attention to detail, huge range of complimentary sauces, free refill drinks, a sink in the restaurant area to wash off those sauces. Friendly staff and well priced.

Thank S C
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

My famoly and I are lucky enough to love 10 minutes away from Rocklands and the food is truly amazing. No matter what you choose from the menu you really can’t go wrong. It’s fast, cheap, and the customer service is amazing. It’s also really...More

Thank fdemichele
Rocklands B, Manager at Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hello! Thank you for the wonderful review! We certainly strive to provide great food, value and service to keep our fans returning again and again! You can order online on our website and the food will be ready for pick up when you arrive. We...More

Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

I've been several times now, and have been completely satisfied with my food each time. They certainly care about what they're doing, and they're speedy. I'm not quite sure that D.C. BBQ is what I would consider my favorite among all the great regions, but...More

Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Tried Rocklands for the first time and I was not disappointed. The Beef Ribs were excellent and my wife and daughter had Chicken, and the Blue Plate special. While the main food was five stars, the sides, while very good, were not my favorite. I...More

Thank Steven P
Reviewed 1 December 2017

I was embarrassed by a friend visiting from Philly when he pointed out this joint that I've never noticed before despite having eaten several times in neighboring restaurants. What a miss. This is darn good BBQ right on Wisconsin Ave. Pork ribs were fantastic, and...More

Thank kbpneacl
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Ordered Baby back ribs, Chicken bbq and fried okra with an IPA and everything was just GREAT! 👍🏼 staff are amazing and place is clean and even have a place to wash your hands after savoring those bbq 🍗

Thank Solly H
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We were at The Wharf's Grand Opening event and Rocklands was part of the event. Staff treated us respectfully even when we arrived at closing of the pop-up tent. We both really liked our food. The BBQ bowl with mac-n-cheese and baked beans with your...More

Thank erisley2015
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Consistently good bbq options here. Reasonably priced, generous portions, extensive menu options. A go to spot in DC.

Thank belindasv
Reviewed 22 September 2017

The price is right but...the brisket was grilled? Who grills brisket? The coleslaw was just weird, the potato salad was yummy, the beef ribs were good, the sausage was too hot for me.

Thank Bonnie S
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Have been coming here for 10 years and they're consistently good. Good food, good beer, fun bartender. They have peanuts for all and really, really hot sauces for those who dare. Try the free chopped pork sandwich with any draft beer on Mondays. Excellent baby...More

Thank Janet R
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2418 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1845
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-333-2558
We've been serving our wood-only barbeque to loyal DC-area fans since 1990. The story starts before that, though: John Snedden started barbequeing whole pigs when he was in college. (Aren't we all glad he changed his plans and did not become a doctor?)
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